CELEBRATING LATKES: A LATKE COOKBOOK
By Great Performances
The Latke Festival has always been one of our favorite events of the year. Held at the beginning of Chanukah, it’s an annual celebration of the latke; but more than that, it’s a celebration of family, friends, togetherness, and Chanukah around food. Dozens of chefs, restaurants and food enthusiasts prepare their take on a latke for the hundreds of participants and handful of official latke judges to taste, savor, and ultimately vote on the winner in a variety of categories.
The latkes run the gamut from traditional to modern, using potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, and parsnips. They are shredded, mashed, or chopped. And the toppings – there’s no limit to the imagination of these chefs, and each one is more delicious than the last.
Although we couldn’t host our Latke Festival this year (but get ready – we’re coming back in 2022!), we decided to collect some of our favorite latke recipes and share them with you. Check out our cookbook below and let us know if you try some of the recipes!
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